"Some like it hot", a movie should not be missed

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Some Like It Hot

Have people ever thought or talked about the movies made over forty years ago? Yes. One of them is "Some Like It Hot," the movie that was made in 1959 by MGM, a black and white movie that leave audiences much feeling.

The film has aged but it is still very fresh and more alive than most comedies today. I know a lot of people (usually of the younger persuasion) today hate watching old films, for example, Some Like It Hot because of stupid reasons such as the black & white cinematography, the music and the worst of all - no special effects or action. Of course, how can we find special effects in a 1959s movie? However, I am sure, Some Like It Hot will hold anyone's attention (even the shortest of attention spans) and keep them laughing and give them a new appreciation for the classics.

Back to the film, Some Like It Hot was directed by the cinematic Billy Wilder and had one of the most memorable casts of any movie ever. It starred Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis as two musicians who survive after witnessing a mob hit. They find themselves are both on the run from the bad people. As a solution to problems, they dress up as women work with an all-girl band that has a gig scheduled at a Florida resort. They become "Josephine" and "Daphne." In addition to hiding, each has his own problems; one falls for another band member but can not tell her his gender, and the other has a rich suitor who will not take "No," for an answer.

I enjoyed all of the performances that solid throughout this movie, Curtis and Lemmon are wonderful, too, but Brown (the rich man who loves...